VMRO-DPMNE proposes Commission of inquiry to Look into SPO

А group of VMRO-DPMNE MPs has submitted to Parliament a proposal for a commission of inquiry to be formed over the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO). “The commission should determine the manner of the SPO’s material and financial operations, as well as the employments. The chairperson and the deputy chairperson will be elected by the Parliament’s Committee on Election and Appointment Issues. Experts and witnesses will be invited to the commission and they will talk about the SPO’s operations,” reads the opposition party’s draft decision. According to VMRO-DPMNE, the commission will need to determine “how the 15 million allocated from the Budget for the SPO were being spent, how the now-dismissed Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva was giving orders while in detention, whether the earnings at the SPO were proportional to the performance, as well as whether donations from foreign embassies were being spent”. PS Talat Xhaferi received the proposal and put it in procedure. It will be announced additionally at which session it will be considered. Answering a journalist’s question, SDSM MP spokesperson and MP Kostadin Kostadinov stated that it was unacceptable for the SPO’s operations to be considered by persons “who are suspects in cases opened by the SPO.”